Spelman College: A Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year - An Overview of the Work of the Task Force

 
Spelman College: A Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year - An Overview of the Work of the Task Force
Spelman College:
A Plan for the 2020-2021
Academic Year
An Overview of the
Work of the Task Force

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Table of Contents
Introduction                                                        Page 3

Section 1:
Three Guiding Principles for Academic Year 2020-2021                Page 4

Section 2:
Recommendation of the Task Force on the Spelman College
Academic Year 2020-2021                                             Page 5

Section 3:
Academic Excellence Plan for In-Person and Online Instruction       Page 6

Section 4:
Summary of the Spelman Phased Reopening Plan for
Academic Year 2020-2021                                             Page 9

Section 5:
Required Public Health Measures                                     Page 12

Section 6:
Resurge Preparedness                                                Page 16

Section 7:
Cherishing Ceremonies, Preserving Community and
Maintaining the Sisterhood                                          Page 17

Section 8:
Enhancing Operational Excellence — Spelman One Stop Answers (SOS)   Page 18

Section 9:
Conclusion                                                          Page 19

Committee:
Task Force on the Spelman College Academic Year 2020-2021           Page 20

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Spelman College has brought to a conclusion
our work to develop our plan to repopulate the campus,
in the midst of a pandemic, in a way that safeguards
the health and safety of students and workforce alike.
Today, as we present the outcome of our planning, we
are painfully aware that in as many as three dozen states,
there is a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The plan we
present is the product of the Task Force on the Spelman
College Academic Year 2020-2021, assembled by
President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. President
Campbell drew membership for the Task Force from
a wide range of Spelman constituencies, including
more than 50 faculty and staf members, senior
administrators, alumnae, trustees and students. Ably
co-chaired by Spelman’s Provost and Vice President
for Academic Afairs Sharon Davies and Spelman’s
Chief Financial Oficer and Vice President for Business
and Financial Afairs Dawn Alston, the Task Force
produced a comprehensive plan informed firmly
and clearly by three unwavering guiding principles.

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Section 1
Three Guiding Principles
for Academic Year 2020-2021

Our three guiding principles are as follows:

• The health and safety of our faculty, staf and student body.

• The delivery of an excellent educational experience to all of our students.

• Our institutional responsibility to maintain the College’s fiscal stability.

With its priority the health and safety of students, and members of faculty
and staf, the Task Force studied a number of possible options for next year,
including the possibility of reopening completely, reopening partially, or
remaining exclusively online until the threat of COVID-19 infection subsides.
Informed by guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Georgia Department of Public Health data, statistics and predictive modelling
on the spread of the contagion published by Johns Hopkins University and
the University of Washington, close consultation with our colleagues in the
Atlanta University Center (AUC) and with medical guidance and counsel
from Morehouse School of Medicine, the Task Force examined the plans of a
range of colleges and universities and composed a set of recommendations
that we believe support the unique conditions of the Spelman environment
and population.

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Section 2
Recommendation of the
Task Force on the Spelman College
Academic Year 2020-2021
The Task Force took into account a number of factors that are unique to
Spelman and recommended a low-density reopening that would enable some
students and members of the faculty and staf to be on campus in the fall,
but otherwise would keep much of its instruction and other operations online
until the spread of the virus is better controlled or a vaccine becomes readily
available. First and foremost, the working group took into consideration the fact
that African Americans are the community most vulnerable to the severities of
the virus and are experiencing the highest death rate from the infection.

Another consideration that the group took into account was the physical size
of the campus, just under 40 acres. They made note of the size and capacity of
the residence halls, dining halls, classrooms and support services to calculate
maximum occupancy that would enable physical distancing, an extremely
important factor in prevention. Members of the Task Force determined that
25-30 percent of our normal on campus capacity is the upper limit for optimum
safety. They also determined that if we maintain single occupancy residence
hall rooms, occupancy only in air-conditioned residence halls, and low-density
use of common bathrooms, Spelman can support a total of 629 students in
the residence halls.

Based on surveys of students, parents, and faculty and staf members, and
considerations of what is required to deliver high quality instruction, they came
to the conclusion that first-year students be given priority, along with a small
group of upper-class students. The Spelman College Board of Trustees
approved the Task Force’s proposed reopening plan summarized below.
A full version of the Task Force’s comprehensive plan can be found at
Spelman’s Path Forward.

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Section 3
Academic Excellence Plan
for In-Person and Online Instruction

Because our campus can only accommodate 25-30 percent of its total
population, members of our faculty and staf, administrative leadership and
trustees recognize that the College has a particular responsibility to ensure a
high quality educational online experience that matches the high quality of
Spelman’s in-person instruction.

3a: In-person Classes

With our low-density hybrid plan, the only classes that are eligible for in-person
instruction are those for first-year students. Even with residential students, it is
likely that some courses may have an online component as well. It is expected
that to mitigate risk to faculty and staf, academic advising and ofice hours
will occur online. In-person classes will be taught in a manner and in spaces
that optimize best practices. These include mandatory wearing of masks /
face coverings, the maintenance of physical distancing and hand hygiene. In
order to be on campus, all residential students, along with all faculty and staf
members, will be required to abide by a set of rigorous protocols that include
baseline and periodic COVID-19 testing, symptom screening and monitoring,
and isolation and/or quarantine if infection is present. The protocols are outlined
more fully in Section 5: Required Public Health Measures.

3b: Online Learning

All other courses will be online for the fall semester. We know, based on your
feedback, that the online experience is not a substitute for the rich set of
experiences that make up being in residence on the Spelman campus. None
of us are content. We miss you and want to see you back on campus as soon
as possible. We recognize, however, that ensuring your health and the health of
the faculty who teach you requires us to teach you remotely for the semester.
We all believe that this circumstance is temporary.

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In the spring 2020 semester, our faculty members accomplished a quick move
to remote teaching that allowed our students to complete the academic year. In
preparation for the fall semester, members of our faculty are training in the On-
line Course Development Program to re-imagine and re-create their courses as
engaging and efective online learning spaces. Over the course of the last four
years, Spelman has trained over 50 faculty members to develop well-designed
online courses, and at present more than 500 students are enrolled in our
summer 2020 online courses. Currently, nearly 150 additional faculty members
are taking the Online Course Development Program to prepare for the fall 2020
semester. Along with faculty preparation, we are working to create multiple
opportunities for our students to prepare to thrive in the online learning space.
We will support our students as online learners, with individual assessments of
their preparedness, ready access to an array of support services and frequent
engagement with faculty and staf members.
Although the College will provide the same high-quality experience regardless
of method of delivery, to acknowledge the inconvenience of this year, the
College has taken the following financial relief into consideration:
1. Tuition and mandatory fees will remain flat (as compared to 2019-2020) for
the 2020-2021 academic year for all students.
2. A tuition discount of 10% will be factored into the flat tuition rate for students
who are completely remote.
3. A 40% discount on mandatory fees will be factored into the flat mandatory
fee rate for students who are completely remote.
A housing stipend will be available to those students who have already signed a
lease in the Atlanta area and were anticipating in-person instruction. The lease
has to have been signed by June 1, 2020. Also, Spelman will assist with funding
technology upgrades to optimize your online learning experience — amount will
be determined based on the number of students in this scenario.

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3c. Technology
We have surveyed present and incoming students, and faculty and staf
members to determine their technology for online learning, and the College
is working to address the technology needs our students require to maintain
academic excellence. Throughout the summer and fall, we will continue with
remote technology training on our educational technology oferings. In
addition, the College will promote access to self-paced tutorials via the remote
technology website. For the courses that are taught online, the technology that
students will need to know to participate in their courses will be standardized
across all departments. All online courses will be housed in the College’s learn-
ing management system, Moodle, and synchronous sessions will use Zoom.
For convenience, all synchronous sessions will be recorded and made available
for later viewing. Individual faculty members will communicate to their classes
what additional technology students may need for each course.

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Section 4
Summary of the Spelman Phased
Reopening Plan for Academic Year 2020-2021

With our first-year population in residence on campus, the College will begin
New Student Orientation on August 10, 2020. Next week our Divisions of
Student Life and Academic Afairs will circulate the program plans for this
year’s New Student Orientation. Class will begin for the rest of the College on
August 19, 2020, as previously scheduled.
In tandem with our Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) partner
institutions, Spelman has modified its calendar for Academic Year 2020-2021
to reduce the most common reasons student engage in travel during the
academic year, which could increase their risk of infection. Labor Day, Fall Break
and Spring Break have been eliminated as class breaks. Classes in the fall will
conclude earlier than normal, and exams will be completed before Thanksgiving
to prevent the need for students to travel home and then return to campus in
December. Classes in the spring will start later than normal, on February 1, 2021,
so that students are protected from traveling during the worst part of flu
season. An online “J-mester” of courses will be ofered in January to enable
students to stay on track or get a jump start on credits toward graduation.
While our hope is to increase campus density at the start of the spring
semester to about half of our normal density, our ability to do so will depend
on the number of confirmed cases and hospitalization trends in our region.
Similarly, we may be forced to reduce occupancy density and in-person
classes should COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations trend upward.

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Low-Density Hybrid Reopening Phases

                                                               PHASE
                                                                 I

                                        PHASE
                                                                       PHASE
                                          IV
                                                                         II

                                                               PHASE
                                                                 III

Phase I
The Restricted Phase (present – July 31, 2020): In this phase, the campus will
make preparations for its student population and workforce to begin to return.
Students and faculty and staf members will participate in online health and
safety training. All constituents seeking to access campus must provide
evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Faculty and staf members and
students will perform self-risk assessments and obtain clearance to enter
campus, and the College will purchase personal protective equipment (PPE)
and cleaning supplies for academic and administrative buildings and common
use areas (including in residence halls) in preparation for the fall semester.

Phase II
The Cautious Phase (August 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021): In this phase, the
residence halls will be reopened for a maximum of 629 students
(approximately 25-30 percent of our student body), primarily first-year
students, and will close at the end of final exams. First-year students at
heightened risk of COVID-19 complications or uncomfortable about its health
threats may apply for exemption from the housing requirement and take
classes online. ROTC students will also be given preference due to the
requirement that they engage in daily training in metro Atlanta. All rooms will
be single occupancy. Students residing in the Beverly Daniel Tatum (BDT)
Suites will live with up to 3 students in each suite, each with a single room and
shared bathroom per suite. Outside

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the BDT Suites, bathrooms for multiple students are shared and subject to health
and frequent cleaning and sanitation protocols. For the fall semester, in-person
classes will be held for first-year students only. Faculty may elect to teach
first-year classes online while the COVID-19 health risk persists. All other students
living on or of campus will take classes online. Over the course of the last four
years, Spelman has trained over 50 faculty members to develop well-designed
online courses, and at present more than 500 students are enrolled in our
summer 2020 online courses.

Additionally, the workforce will begin to return to campus. Faculty and staf
members may rotate days to control campus density. All faculty and staf
members and students must comply with firm physical distancing and health
and safety protocols, including temperature checks, daily symptom
self-monitoring and a universal mask/face covering requirement.

Phase III
The Moderate Phase (February 1 – July 31, 2021): In this phase, the residence
halls will be opened for approximately 1000 students (approximately 45-50
percent of our student body), primarily first year students and graduating
seniors. Classes will be ofered in-person and online. Classroom density will
be controlled by rotating groups of enrolled students. Physical distancing and
health and safety protocols will remain in efect.

Phase IV
The Liberal Phase (August 1, 2021 – going forward): In order to enter this phase,
the threat of COVID-19 will have to be contained or a vaccine readily available.
In this phase, the campus will return to its normal density (i.e., fully occupied
residence halls, classrooms and ofices, and safety protocols will be lifted).

As indicated by the bi-directional arrows, the phased plan contemplates the
possibility of reverting to a previous phase should there be a sustained spike
or second wave in virus spread or should there be a worrisome outbreak on
campus. If conditions improve or a vaccine becomes available, Spelman
may be able to move to Phase IV sooner. The College will put into place strict
protocols to reduce the risk of transmission, which those returning to campus
will be required to follow.

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Section 5
Required Public Health Measures

Spelman’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols are informed by the
guidelines provided by the CDC. The CDC guidelines are based on the
awareness of how COVID-19 is spread: most by respiratory droplets released
when people talk, cough, or sneeze, and when hands that have come into
contact with a contaminated surface touch the nose, mouth or eyes. Public
health guidelines, therefore, stress personal prevention practices such as
wearing masks/face coverings, hand washing, using hand sanitizers, cleaning
and disinfecting high touch surfaces and items, staying six feet apart, not
sharing objects and staying at home when sick.

5a. Before Coming to Campus

Prior to returning to the campus, every member of the Spelman community
will be required to successfully complete all Spelman COVID-19 awareness and
precautions training modules online. In order to determine an individual’s level
of risk for developing severe illness with the coronavirus, each person must
consult the College’s self-risk-assessment checklist. Before being allowed on
campus this fall, faculty and staf members, and students must:

• show proof of an FDA-approved, PCR-based negative coronavirus test

• submit a Request to Return form

Faculty and staf can be tested at Morehouse School of Medicine or a medical
provider.

5b. While on Campus

The College will provide PPE – masks/face coverings, hand sanitizers and
disinfectant cleaners for the use of the campus community. Any person on the
campus will be required to wear a mask/face covering over the nose and mouth
when in contact with others, practice hand hygiene, maintain 6-foot physical
distancing, and observe all other safety protocols as indicated by public health
guidelines and campus signage. The College reserves the right to remove from
the campus any person failing to adhere to the stated health and safety protocols.

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5c. Testing, Tracing & Daily Symptom Monitoring

Proof of a COVID-19 negative test will be required upon returning to the campus.
Students and members of the workforce must complete a daily coronavirus
symptoms self-check using the symptom checker app and checklist before
entering the campus. Temperatures will be taken daily prior to campus entry
using infrared thermometers. Anyone registering a temperature of 100ºF or
higher will not be allowed on the campus. Persons who show any evidence of
symptoms will be required to stay at home, seek medical attention, and not
return to the campus until medically certified as virus-free. Testing frequency
may increase based on data provided through the COVID-19 testing and
tracking application.

Should any member of the College’s workforce develop symptoms of the
coronavirus while on campus, that person must immediately report the matter
to their supervisor, leave the campus, seek medical attention, self-quarantine for
14 days, and not return to the campus until certified by a health care professional
as virus-free. Infected persons will be asked to provide information (especially
for those with whom they have been in contact on the campus) so that
contacts can be traced and alerted regarding possible exposure to the virus.

All campus-sponsored travel, domestic and international, has been cancelled
for the time being. This includes planned study abroad travel, due to the CDC’s
advisory warnings counseling the suspension of all discretionary travel abroad.
Adjustments have been made to ensure that all Spelman students majoring in
International Studies or the languages will be able to make progress toward
their degrees without satisfying the normal semester abroad requirement.

5d. Containment and Mitigation

Students and faculty or staf who test positive for COVID-19 will require isolation
until they are symptom free for 72 hours without the use of any fever reducing
medications. Clearance from a medical provider will be needed before returning
to classes/campus to show they are negative for COVID-19. Students, and faculty
or staf members who are exposed to COVID-19 will require a 14-day quarantine.
Students who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who need to be quarantined

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because of possible exposure will be placed in a room located in MacVicar Hall
or Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall. Once a student is placed in a room, the health
services isolation/quarantine protocol will be followed. The protocol includes
plans for managing the needs and treatment of the students in isolation and/
or quarantine. Rooms will be stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and
resources. Faculty and staf members will be sent home for quarantine if
symptoms develop while on campus. Faculty and staf members will need
to self-monitor symptoms, consult with a health care provider, and provide
documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result to return to campus.

5e. Campus Gatherings

We will adhere to current public health guidelines for size limitations of
any campus gathering, whether indoors or outdoors. Maximum occupancy
guidelines will be adjusted based on the size of the gathering space. Students
and faculty and staf members will be encouraged to conduct one-on-one and
group meetings via online platforms whenever possible. When in-person
meetings are necessary, participants must adhere to all physical distancing
guidelines, including face coverings and physical distancing, which will be
maintained in all hallways and staircases, where appropriate signage will be
installed. The frequency of cleaning and sanitization of common spaces, to
include classrooms, lobby areas, bathrooms, etc., will increase.

5f. Campus Access

Daily screening of individuals leaving and returning to campus to include
symptom and temperature checks will occur. As select students return to
campus, there will be an extended move-in period for hall residents to enable
physical distancing.

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5g. Dining, Bookstore, Mail Center and AUCC Shuttle

Dining options will be limited to the Manley Center Alma Upshaw Dining Hall.
Bufet service and self-serve fountain drink machine operations will be suspended.
Self-service stations will transition to a grab-and-go model. Made-to-order
stations will convert to chef-curated recipes to expedite service. Additionally,
seating arrangements in all common areas will be in accordance with updated
CDC guidelines for physical distancing.

The bookstore and mail center will be open, but subject to physical distancing
requirements. The number of persons allowed in these facilities may be
capped for safety.

The AUCC Shuttle will provide service for transport to the library, however,
will implement physical distancing guidelines and therefore have
reduced capacity.

5h. On-campus Research and Creative Pursuits

On-campus research and creative pursuits by faculty members in wet labs or
creative spaces will not resume until such a time in Phase I when all reopening
prerequisites, training and protocols are in place. In Phase II and Phase III, on
campus research, activities in wet labs and creative spaces will adhere to the
guidance developed and adopted by the Research Continuity Working Group, in
collaboration with the Ofice of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC).
When possible, undergraduate research, creative and performative groups and
Innovation Lab activities will continue virtually, in order to support student edu-
cation and professional development. Students, faculty and staf will still be able
to access the resources of the Woodruf Library online, and in-person subject
to capacity limits set by the library, following the health and safety protocols of
the AUC.

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Section 6
Resurge Preparedness

In the event of continued presence of COVID-19 in the community or on
campus; failure to find a vaccine or preventative medication; and/or a second
wave or resurgence of infection spread, the College reserves the right to
return to Phase III, Phase II or Phase I depending on the severity of the surge and
of risks to the campus community. This may include a “shelter-in-place” order
which would require residential students to remain on campus at all times
and faculty and staf members to return to 100 percent telework. The College
will continually monitor its capacity for isolating and quarantining students in
MacVicar Hall or Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall, the number of COVID-19 cases
among faculty and staf members and students, and trends in city and state
health data. If there is a substantial increase in positive campus-wide COVID-19
cases, the College may also take action to move instruction online, vacate
residence halls and require faculty and staf members to work remotely.
The College will be prepared at any time to comply with City of Atlanta or
Georgia state-wide requirements that may occur as COVID-19 evolves.

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Section 7
Cherishing Ceremonies, Preserving Community
and Maintaining the Sisterhood

At the core of Spelman’s unique experience are the ceremonies and traditions that
remind us of who we are as a community and what we are called to be as students
of Spelman. Our goal is to preserve the spirit of these cherished activities while
ensuring the safety of all who participate. Plans for these events will remain flexible
as the health crisis response evolves. Responsible departments are charged with
developing plans for these events that adhere to reopening plan guidelines for
gathering and occupancy size, as well as health and safety protocols.
For first-year students, some of the ceremonies will be conducted outdoors
and in staggered groups to avoid high density gatherings. For our students who
will be online and for prospective students, we have identified virtual solutions
for 100 percent of Spelman’s traditional ceremonies. The AUC is not hosting
in-person homecomings. Most in-person Reunion activities will be held at of-site
venues large enough to host events that ofer proper physical distancing as
recommended by the CDC. For these events and others, the College will provide
virtual experiences that maintain the integrity of traditional ceremonies.
Students bond with one another and deepen their understanding of the values
and principles core to being a Spelman student. Leadership opportunities are also
part of participation in student community service opportunities and in student
organizations. Many of our in-person student events are managed and produced
by students on campus. We recognize that students will still be able to obtain
leadership experience as some of these events are converted to
virtual opportunities.                                                                     We welcome
Here on campus, we are re-organizing student support staf so that we are able to           hearing
reach out quickly and frequently to online students with an array of opportunities         your ideas for
for them to stay engaged in student life and community activities. Moreover,               building and
there will be additional incentives to students for staying engaged. Students,             maintaining
with assistance from faculty and staf members, will be able to use the badging             the bonds of
component of our new portfolio tool (Portfolium) to house files and other artifacts        sisterhood
relevant to their academic and professional lives, as well as monitor engagement           during these
in activities. The interface of the system is user friendly. It works similar to popular   challenging
social media platforms. Students engaged in scholarly projects with faculty                times.
mentors at Spelman and beyond will be able to submit abstracts and final products
in the virtual research showcase. These will provide ways to foster and continue to
facilitate their ongoing progress in undergraduate research.

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Section 8
Enhancing Operational Excellence —
Spelman One Stop Answers (SOS)

To further assist our online learners, the Division of Academic Afairs is
establishing, Spelman One Stop Answers (SOS Answers). SOS Answers
will simplify multi-step processes and ofer multiple ways that students and
other constituents can gain quick and immediate answers to their questions.
SOS Answers will be a link on the Spelman.edu homepage with three options
for assistance: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a Request Assistance
form, and a live chat feature. The FAQs will be created by SOS Answers
staf representatives and include the most common questions received by
departments within Academics, Student Afairs and Administrative Ofices
 (e.g., How can I request my transcript?, Am I eligible for any scholarships?,
How can I schedule a tutoring session?, etc.) Students and constituents will
also be able to submit questions on the SOS Answers website using the
Request Assistance form and receive an answer within 24 to 48 hours.
Questions will be answered by SOS Answers care coordinators via email or
telephone during operating hours. If more immediate answers are needed,
students and constituents can choose to communicate using the live chat,
which will be stafed by employees in the Student Success ofice during
designated hours. Student Success will reach out to the appropriate SOS
care coordinators if additional support is required to resolve the students’
or constituents’ questions.

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Section 9
Conclusion

Members of the Task Force, Spelman’s leadership and the Spelman Board of
Trustees recognize that the plan we have adopted is more conservative than
that of many in our local Atlanta community. We recognize, too, that the size of
the campus, the composition of students, and faculty and staf members make
Spelman special, but also make the Spelman community vulnerable. This plan
is the Spelman community’s carefully-considered, carefully-researched action
plan to provide a first-rate education as we do everything possible during the
pandemic to keep the members of our community safe and well.
We are grateful for the stellar leadership of our co-chairs, Provost Davies
and CFO Alston, the co-chairs of the working groups (Returning to In-Person
Learning, Exclusively Online Instruction, Healthy and Safe Workplace and
Residential Life, Instructional and Research Continuity, Student Life and
Community Life, Budget and Operations, and Technological Support) and
every member of the Task Force listed below. Relying on the best available
medical evidence and data, they diligently carried out their assignment
with great love for Spelman College.

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Task Force on the Spelman College Academic Year 2020-2021
President:          Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.

Chairs:             Sharon Davies, Provost and Vice President for Academic Afairs, and Dawn Alston,
                    Chief Financial Oficer and Vice President for Business and Financial Afairs

Co-Chairs:          Dolores Bradley Brennan, Ingrid Hayes, Andrea Lewis, Kathleen Phillips Lewis,
                    Angela Farris Watkins and John Wilson

Dawn Alston               Chief Financial Oficer and           Myra Greene            Professor and Chair, Department of
                          Vice President for Business and                             Art and Visual Culture
                          Financial Afairs

Don Blackston             Associate Director of Facilities     Elizabeth S. Gowans,   Student Trustee
                          Management and Services              C’2023

Steve Bowser              Director of Public Safety            Fana Haile-Selassie,   Student Government Association
                                                               C’2021                 President
Asella Braxton            Director of Budgets
                          and Contracts                        Mya Havard,            Former Student Trustee
                                                               C’2017
Dolores Bradley           Professor and Vice Provost
Brennan                   for Faculty                          Ingrid Hayes           Vice President for Enrollment
                                                                                      Management
Jessie Brooks             Vice President for
                          Institutional Advancement            Pat Hill               Supervisor of Housekeeping Services,
                                                                                      Facilities Management & Services
John Brown                Registrar
                                                               Darryl Holloman        Vice President for Student Afairs
Blanche Bryant            Enterprise Engagement
                          eLearning Manager                    Serena Hughley,        Top Ten Student
                                                               C’2020
Myra Burnett              Vice President for Institutional
                          Research, Planning                   Tasha Inniss           Associate Provost for Research
                          and Efectiveness                                            and Resources

Thomas Chambliss          Police Lieutenant, Public Safety     Lenora Jackson         Director of Student Financial Services

Bernadette Cohen          Director of Human Resources          Jackie James           Director of Administrative
                                                                                      Support Services
Venetta Coleman,          Director of Accreditation
C’88                      and Compliance
                                                               Jennifer Johnson       Director of Student Success Center
Alison Cummings           Director of Housing and
                          Residence Life
                                                               Celenia Kiernan        Associate Registrar
Sharon Davies             Provost and Vice President
                          for Academic Afairs
                                                               April King             Executive Assistant to the Provost
Joyce Davis               Director of Marketing
                          and Communications
                                                               Ingrid Lassiter        Assistant Director of Web
Merina Dhakal             Manager of Environmental                                    Communications
                          Health and Safety Compliance
                                                               Andrea Lewis, C’96     Associate Professor and Chair,
Art Frazier               Director of Facilities Management                           Education Department
                          and Services

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Kathleen Phillips              Division Chair for the Humanities;
Lewis                          Associate Professor, Department
                               of History

Dana Lloyd                     Director of Health Services

Desiree Mack                   Benefits Services Manager

Nia Malone, C’2020             Former Student Trustee

Kirk McAllister                Manager of Enterprise Support Services

Chandra McCrary, C’89          Associate Vice President / Director of
                               Enterprise Applications STS

Tifany Oliver                  Associate Professor of Biology

Marissa Pace                   Associate Vice President for Business Afairs

Pushpa Parekh                  African Diaspora and the World Program
                               Director; Professor, Department of English

Linda Hart Patton,             Associate Director of Alumnae Engagement
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Tinaz Pavri                    Division Chair for the Social Sciences and
                               Education; Professor, Political Science;
                               Director, Career Pathways Initiative

Desiree Pedescleaux            Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Moses Purdue                   Chief of Police

Michelle Robinson              Assistant Professor, English; Director,
                               Writing Center

Bonnie Taylor                  Dean of Students; Assistant Vice President
                               of Student Afairs

Angela Farris Watkins,         Associate Professor, Chair, Psychology;
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Leah Wardlow, C’2021           Chief Justice, Spelman Student
                               Government Association

Tifany Watson                  Associate Provost for Executive Projects
                               and Initiatives

Julius White                   Director of Enterprise Support Services

John Wilson                    CIO and Vice President for
                               Technology Services

Leyte Winfield                 Division Chair for the Natural Sciences and
                               Mathematics; Associate Professor, Department
                               of Chemistry and BioChemistry

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